Hotel du Castellet
What We Love
- An enchanting Relais & Chateaux property in Provence, with golf and Michelin-starred diningEnjoying access to the serene spa throughout your stay
- The hotel's two-Michelin-star restaurant, offering superb French fine dining
- The elegant five-star facilities at this spectacular Relais & Chateaux property
What To Know
- This is palatial hotel is one of the area's most luxurious properties
- There's a six-hole golf course
- Located between Marseille and Toulon
The rolling Provencal hills, hugging the Cote D’Azur in southern France, are beautiful all year round. Equally entrancing is the medieval village of Le Castellet, perched on a cliff’s edge, and one of the region’s most visited hamlets. A decidedly 21st-century draw is the famous Formula One racetrack which is close by. Perfectly positioned for access to all is the five-star Hotel & Spa du Castellet, a member of prestigious Relais & Chateaux and home to a two Michelin-starred restaurant. Its Italianate red-brick design sits well among beautifully landscaped grounds. Here you’ll find a cascading waterway, carefully laid-out lavender and pine-scented gardens and gently sloping lawns with sweeping views towards the sea.
Also within the grounds is a small but challenging six-hole golf course run by a resident pro (you can book private lessons), as well as a generously proportioned swimming pool. Begin each morning with a delicious breakfast spread, then enjoy a rewarding day out exploring local attractions. Return for some spa pampering before enjoying a sunset cocktail in one of the raised garden gazebos – romantically illuminated by night. It’s well worth splashing out on lunch or dinner in the Restaurant Christophe Bacquié – French fine dining at the top of its game. With all this in its favor, Hotel & Spadu Castellet has earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Good to know
Complimentary parking is available on site for hotel guests. The restaurant is open for lunch Friday to Sunday, dinner Wednesday to Saturday.
The area can be a little noisy on race days.
How to Get There
Best Hotel by far in the provence region. Amazing location with fantastic views, nice spa and welness accomodation , great food , good service.
This was the 2nd time I visited and I will be back for sure next year.
What’s not to like?! The most amazing setting and scenery, spectacular views, great rooms with beautiful bathrooms and a lovely terrace area, one of the best restaurants in the world, a lovely pool area, the most polite and helpful staff I’ve ever come across (the concierge, in particular), a stunning golf course, a good gym, I could go on..! The whole
place is just impossibly perfect. Thanks to the sommelier for his time as well, that was a fitting end to a truly incredible stay.
Directly from the moment of our arrival we never felt welcomed. Even the fact that the front gates to the hotel were closed was so unwelcoming. All the staff were unbelievably snooty and arrogant. They were so poorly trained in how to treat guests we were truly astounded. All the reception staff treated us like dirt. They didn't even say good morning to us. Not one member of staff tried to speak English and certainly not German. The bar staff we totally unhelpful and when we wanted to order a second plate of sliced ham, the head waiter's response was 'I think one plate is enough'. These were his exact words. The shower in the room broke and we weren´t able to turn it off nor use the rain shower. It took us 40 minutes to get water at the San Felice and so on. When we said to the staff: We will never return to the hotel, his response was: Okay, fine and he walked off. The setting and the building is wonderful, but the staff make this a one star experience. It´s definitely not 1€ worth. We will definitely make sure that none of our friends will go there. What a disaster!